Been using my lunchtime to work on the my piece for the OCRemix competition, and just used the laptop's audio out for now. Tried the binaural plugin on the master bus today, and once I got in-the-zone adjusting CC values, I realized with a jerk that OMG, was I working with my headphones unplugged?
Evidently my phones were still plugged in nicely but heck that binaural plugin definitely works. Same effect I get from the vrm box really - obviously without the various room/speaker emulations. Good stuff emagic!